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The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) Regulations 2007

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Insertion of sections 36ZA and 36ZB

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121.  After section 36 insert—

The Directive: designation of competent authority etc.

The Directive: designation of competent authority etc.

36ZA.(1) The Council is designated as the competent authority in the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Directive so far as relating to dentistry(1).

(2) The designation under subsection (1)—

(a)does not extend to matters relating to training to be, or qualifications or practice as, a specialist in orthodontics or in oral surgery;

(b)does not extend to the awarding of UK diplomas in dentistry.

(3) Accordingly, the Council shall in the United Kingdom carry out (in particular) the functions specified in Schedule 4ZA so far as those functions relate to matters other than specialist matters (as respects those functions so far as relating to specialist matters, see regulation 4 of, and Schedule A1 to, the European Primary and Specialist Dental Qualifications Regulations (S.I. 1998/811)); and for this purpose each of the following is a “specialist matter”—

(a)training to be a specialist in orthodontics or oral surgery;

(b)qualifications as such a specialist;

(c)practice as such a specialist.

(4) Each dental authority is designated as a competent authority in the United Kingdom for the purposes of awarding UK diplomas in dentistry.

(5) In subsection (4) “UK diploma in dentistry” means—

(a)a degree in dentistry that gives its holder the qualification of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (whether abbreviated as BDS or B.Ch.D.); or

(b)a licence in dentistry that gives its holder the qualification of Licentiate in Dental Surgery (LDS).

(6) In Schedule 4ZA—

“non-UK dental qualification” means a dental qualification that is awarded to a person by a competent authority of a relevant European State other than the United Kingdom;

“UK dental qualification” means a dental qualification that is awarded to a person by a competent authority in the United Kingdom.

Fees for provision of certificates

36ZB.  The Council may charge such reasonable fees as they may determine to cover the cost of providing any of the certificates referred to in Schedule 4ZA..

(1)

See S.I. 2007/2781, regulation 4 and Part 1 of Schedule 1, for the designation of the Council as the competent authority in the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Directive so far as relating to the professions pursued by dental hygienists, dental therapists, clinical dental technicians, dental nurses, dental technicians and orthodontic therapists.

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